The League is housing more animals than we have seen in a decade, our shelters are full.

If you need help rehoming your pet, please wait if you are not in an urgent situation and explore other options before bringing your pet to a shelter.
If we can help provide resources to keep your pet in your home, please call 303.571.5772.

WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT RABBITS, GUINEA PIGS, RODENTS, FERRETS OR HAMSTERS AT THIS TIME.

If you can no longer care for your pet, we are here to help. We offer compassion to people who must surrender their pets and provide safe shelter to animals that come through our doors. If your pet is experiencing a challenging behavior we may be able to help you resolve the issue and keep your beloved pet. Check out our library of behavior resources and, if you need further assistance, consider contacting our Behavior Help Line before surrendering your pet. Schedule a Behavior Help Line appointment for a dog or for a cat.

What to Bring 

  • PET RECORDS – Bring a copy of your pet’s vaccination and veterinary records to your appointment. 
  • BEHAVIOR INFORMATION – Be prepared to discuss your pet’s daily habits and behaviors. 
  • SAFE TRANSPORTATION – Be sure that dogs are on leashes and cats or other small animals are in carriers. 

Where to Go

We offer pet surrender services at these locations: 

The Buddy Center in Castle Rock. Our Buddy Center team is available for pet surrenders 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.

The San Luis Valley Animal Center in Alamosa. Our San Luis Valley team is available for pet surrenders 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.

The Leslie A. Malone Center in Denver. Our Malone Center team is available for pet surrenders 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. Upon arriving at the Leslie A. Malone Center, please drive to the back (east side) of the building and look for the doors marked Pet Admissions. 

We recommend that you make an appointment for pet surrender services. Appointments are not available same-day. We accept pet surrenders without appointments, but wait times may be longer. Those with appointments will be prioritized and others will be accommodated according or urgency and then on a first-come first-served basis.

Schedule an appointment to surrender your pet at the Buddy Center.

Schedule an appointment to surrender your pet at the Leslie A. Malone Center.